[Owasp-leaders] Thomas Ryan - OWASP - OccupyWallStreet - Gawker

Rex Booth rex.booth at owasp.org
Sun Oct 16 20:07:21 EDT 2011


Yeah, I get that - thus my reply.

But are we reading the same article?  I don't see anything about OWASP 
in it.

On 10/16/2011 7:58 PM, Chris Schmidt wrote:
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> The intent is not to judge his opinions on OWS - to each their own, 
> and what he does professionally or personally is none of my business. 
> The point is that he is identified as a board member of OWASP which 
> implies alignment of the organization and in fact the way it reads, 
> sounds as if the actions taken were done so as an OWASP initiative.
>
> On 10/16/2011 5:53 PM, Rex Booth wrote:
> > I know Tom Ryan, but I'm not going to weigh in on his activities 
> regarding occupy wall street, though I will say he's no stranger to 
> controversy.
> >
> > However, I do agree that there are numerous people who say they're on 
> the board of OWASP when the truth is that they're on the board of a 
> local chapter. I think the use of a board structure at the local 
> chapter level is typically excessive and, at best, leads to confusion 
> about the scope of individual roles within OWASP or, at worst, 
> provides cover for disingenuous statements and innuendo.
> >
> > In this case, to my knowledge, Tom is on the board of the NYC chapter.
> >
> > Rex
> >
> > On 10/16/2011 7:42 PM, Chris Schmidt wrote:
> > I don't know who the hell Thomas Ryan is, but I am pretty sure he is not
> > a board member for OWASP as he claims in this article on Gawker. I think
> > we need to issue a statement from the organization expressing this.
> >
> > http://gawker.com/5850054/meet-the-guy-who-snitched-on-occupy-wall-street-to-the-fbi-and-nypd
> >
> >
> > Jeff Walton (ESAPI-C++) brought this to my attention. Regardless of how
> > *anyone* in this organization feels about OccupyWallStreet - aligning
> > the organization with either side is a really bad idea for numerous
> > obvious reasons.
> >
> > This article has gotten a *ton* of publicity - can we draft a response
> > to Gawker ASAP?
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